Nevertheless, from another point of view, the marriage between Daisy and Buchanan is a combination of beauty and wealth, without true love. The satisfaction of material couldn’t take place of spiritual enrichment, so Daisy searched for spirit support——Gatsby. “Please, Tom! I can’t stand this any more.”(P176) When she learned that Gatsby was not from the wealthy institutions like themselves, she immediately returned under the umbrella of Tom that constituted by money and power. She abandoned Gates as worn-out shoes, and selected him as a victim of his own evil, which
Gatsby wanted to gain Daisy by showing her his power and wealth, his aim was to impress her and buy her expensive products to win her back. Gatsby was so deep inside the materialistic life that he only tried to impress her with his wealthy lifestyle, forgetting to urge her love
“The fact that he had one [a mistress] was insisted upon wherever he was known. His acquaintances resented the fact that he turned up in popular restaurants with her [instead of Daisy]” (Fitzgerald 21). This quote shows that Tom does not care about making Daisy look dumb. He goes out
His gesture of throwing shirts at Daisy is done to dazzle her, to show her that he has so much money that he can buy tons and tons of beautiful clothes made of very expensive fabrics. Many of the things he has in his house are just there to impress Daisy and to make her love him more. This shows that Gatsby’s and Daisy’s love is all about materials and what they have and not about themselves. This also hides the fact that they do not truly love each other like they did when they first met and that their relationship will not work out. After examining Gatsby’s materialistic actions, one can see that his love towards isn't true and will not work
The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis “They were careless people…” says Nick Carraway, the narrator of The Great Gatsby. In a story depicting the 1920s during a time of prosperity, growth, and the emergence of the America as a major global power, this statement may seem to be contrary. But in reality, Nick Carraway’s description of his friends and the people he knew, was not only true, but is an indication of those who were striving for the American dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald suggests that the American Dream is foolish, the people who pursue it are immoral and reckless, and this pursuit is futile. First, F. Scott Fitzgerald proposes that the American dream is foolish.
Jay Gatsby does not have the feeling the of love in his life, even though he is desperate to be with Daisy. He is attracted to her wealth and status instead of the characteristics that truly matter in a relationship such as personality. He illustrates this in the way he tries to attract Daisy; he throws lavish parties and shows off his wealth because they both value the feeling that they can flaunt their
The theme of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald is that the upper class tend to participate in actions that are commonly seen as dishonest, unfaithful, or sketchy. Characters like Nick, Gatsby, Tom and George have twisted views on their own reality due to unfaithfulness and dishonesty. Nick was constantly lied to in the story, for example, Gatsby lied to him about where he got his money. Lies, similar to the one above, gave Nick some twisted views on the reality of his friendship. Gatsby had a twisted view on love due to Daisy marrying Tom right after he left for the war, rather than waiting for him.
Fitzgerald hints at the fact that they might actually be soulmates that can’t be together, because while Daisy seems to have real feelings, and is actually happy for once, she wouldn’t leave Tom because she expects and knows she can get money from him and he can keep her safe in that way. The fact that Daisy allows this factor of money to get in the way of her feelings shows that she is not in love with neither Tom nor Gatsby. If she was truly in love with Gatsby, she would be with him and not let other influences get to her. Gatsby is perhaps the most controversial character when it comes to love. He gets so twisted up on the idea of love that he thinks in order for someone to love him, he needs to be rich.
However, Daisy falls short of Gatsby’s ideals as she is beautiful and charming, but also fickle, shallow, bored, and sardonic. The narrator characterizes her as careless and a person who destroys things and then retreats behind her wealth. The fact that Gatsby would amass such a great deal of wealth just to win Daisy shows how much he wanted to ditch his poor status to win her love. Because Gatsby’s pursuit of Daisy is associated with the American dream as the narrator states; the green light may have also been how America may have looked to early settlers of the new nation as it rose out of the ocean. Furthermore, the novel’s final statement, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
Correspondingly, the east egg is an old aristocracy that posses grace and innocence who believed they were dominant to those around them. Even though the people of the east prove to be the complete opposite. In contrast, the west egg portrays a vulgar and flamboyant person, those who party and gained their status too quickly. Although this is true Gatsby has a sincere and loyal heart that cares for those around him. Leading to Gatsby’s newly claimed wealth by becoming a bootlegger and buying his mansion to impress the one he loves